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@OhioWBasketball Set to Host Murray State

@OhioWBasketball Set to Host Murray State

Nov. 25, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio- The Ohio Women’s basketball team wraps up its three-game home stand on Saturday, Nov. 26 when the Bobcats host Murray State. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. Fans can also catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Jake Hromada will have the call.

 

 

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Nov. 26, 2016 | Murray State Racers (4-1) at Ohio Bobcats (3-0) | 2 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center |  Gametracker | Listen Live |  Ohio Game Notes | Murray State Game Notes

A WIN OVER MURRAY STATE WOULD...
- Give Ohio its fourth win of the regular season.
- Ohio’s third ever win over Murray State.
- Give Boldon his 66th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 530th victory in program history.
- Give Ohio its fourth-straight win.

ALL TIME AGAINST MURRAY STATE
- This is the fourth ever meeting between the Bobcats and the Racers.
- Ohio leads the all-time series against Murray State, 2-1.  

LAST TIME AGAINST MURRAY STATE
- The Bobcats and Racers last met on Nov. 14, 2014 when Ohio defeated the Norse, 110-60.
- Bobcats opened with game with six-straight three pointers.
- Bobcats went on a 27-0 run starting at 14:31 mark in the first half.
- Hannah Boesinger set a career-high in points with 25, with 20 of them coming in the first half. Boesinger was 6-of-8 from the three-point line, setting a career high in attempted threes and three-pointers made.
- Kiyanna Black finished with 25 points. Black was 7-of-13 from behind the arc.
- Overall, the Bobcats were 18-37 from the three-point line (49%).
- The Bobcats recorded 22 assists. The last time Ohio dished out more than 20 assists in the game was Dec. 30, 2013 against UMBC.
- Yamonie Jenkins recorded seven assists, a career high.
- The Bobcats shot 62 percent from three-point range in the first half.
- Quiera Lampkins grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds.
- Kelly Karlis recorded three blocked shots and seven rebounds.

SCOUTING MURRAY STATE
- The Racers are currently 4-1 and are coming off of a 79-59 win against Lipscomb on Nov. 22.
- Leading Murray State is Ke’Shuna James who is averaging 22.2 points a game and 9.6 rebounds.
- LeAsia Wright is averaging 14.6 points a contest and has currently dished out 16 assists.
- Abria Gulledge is averaging 11.6 points a game and Bria Bethea is also adding 11.2 points per game.
- Second on the squad in rebounds is Kyra Gulledge who is grabbing an average of 8.8 boards a game.
- Overall, Murray State is scoring an average of 81.0 points a game and allowing opponents to score 61.4 points a game.
- The Racers are shooting .420 from the field and .291 from three-point range, while shooting .713 from the free throw line.
- The Racers are averaging 49.4 rebounds a game and 15.2 assists a game.
- The Racers are also forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times a game and are grabbing 10.2 steal a game.  

IN MURRAY STATE’S LAST GAME
-Ke’Shunan James and LeAsia Wright led Murray State Lipscomb, 79-59 on Nov. 22.
- James scored a game-high 28 and Wright tallied 23 in the win. Both players led the team with four assists each while James grabbed eight rebounds and Wright had seven. James went 11-of-20 from the floor and hit a pair of 3-pointers while Wright was 10-for-18 and went 3-for-6 from beyond the arc.
- Abria Gulledge was the third Racer in double figures as she added 10 points and hit three treys. Kyra Gulledge tied James for the team lead with eight rebounds while also notching a season-best five blocks on the night.
- For the game, the Racers shot 40.5 percent, going 30-for-74 from the field while hitting 9-of-31 from 3-point range. Meanwhile.
- The Racers out-rebounded their opponent for the fourth time this season as they held a 51-40 edge on the glass. MSU tallied seven more offensive boards and gained a 19-11 advantage on second-chance points. The Racers also outscored Lipscomb 36-28 in points in the paint and scored 18 points off of 17 LU turnovers while committing just 10 turnovers of their own, leading to six points for the Lady Bisons.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Ohio women’s basketball team is coming off of a 58-41 victory against Northern Kentucky on Nov. 21.
- Ohio scored 40 points in the paint and 31 points off of turnovers
- The Bobcats ended the game shooting 4-of-20 from behind the 3-point line and 24-of-65 from the field.
- Ohio was out rebounded the Norse 43-34.
- The Bobcat defense forced NKU to turn the ball over 28 times. The Bobcats also dished out six assists.
- Quiera Lampkins lead the team in scoring with 20, was 4-for-4 from the free throw line and recorded eight rebounds.
- Taylor Agler recorded 10 points and had a team high four steals.
- Ohio was 37 percent on field goals, 20 percent from three-point range and 67 percent from the free throw line.
- For NKU, Kelley Wiegman led the squad with 13 points and shot 4-of-10 from the field.
- Rebecca Lyttle recorded nine points and had a team high 10 rebounds and three blocks.
- NKU shot 29 percent from the field, 46 percent from 3-point range and 59 percent from the line.

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 3-0 on the season after defeating NKU, 58-41 on Nov. 21.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 18.0 points a game. She is also leading the team in rebounds with 9.5 a game.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 11.3 points per contest while snagging 7.3 boards a game. She is also averaging 2.0 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 10.3 points a game and is shooting a team-leading .455 from the field.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 4.33 assists a game and 2.33 steals a game.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 68.7 points a game while opponents are averaging 48.0 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .401 from the field, .294 from three-point range and .750 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 39.0 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 23.0 times a game and is averaging 11.3 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 6.7 blocks a contest.

KIKI GOING OUT STRONG
- The reigning MAC Defensive Player of the Year opened the 2016-17 year by registering a double-double on Nov. 18 against UT Martin, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 boards.
- On Nov. 21 against NKU, Lampkins scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards.
- Three games into the season, Lampkins is leading Ohio offensively and defensively, averaging 18.0 points and 9.5 rebounds a game.
- Lampkins is now seventh all-time in scoring with 2,245 total points.
- Lampkins needs 99 more points to move into sixth place.

NEW YEAR, NEW SPOON
- Senior forward Jasmine Weatherspoon is already taking advantage of her final season.
- Weatherspoon scored a career-high 17 points against High Point on Nov. 13.
- She also registered 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the fourth of her career.

DOUBLE DOUBLE MACHINES
- Jasmine Weatherspoon registered the first double-double of the season for the Bobcats, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 boards against High Point on Nov. 13.
- Quiera Lampkins added another double-double for the Bobcats on Nov. 18 against UT Martin. She scored 16 points and grabbed 11 boards in the win.

NEW FACES ON THE FLOOR
- After redshirting the 2015-16 season, Katie Barker and Hannah Thome made their Bobcats debuts on Nov. 13 at High Point.
- Barker scored nine points, gong 3-of-4 from beyond the arch. She followed up that performance with another nine point against UT Martin on Nov. 18.
- Thome played 10 minutes and grabbed one rebound.

IMPACT FRESHMAN
- Freshman Amani Burke also made her Bobcat debut, scoring nine points, going 4-of-7 from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range.
- She followed that up with a new career high on Nov. 18 against UT Martin, scoring 13 points, going 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range.

AGLER MAKES HER DEBUT
- After sitting out the 2015-16 season after transferring from Indiana, guard Taylor Agler made her debut for the Bobcats against High Point on Nov. 13.
- Agler scored 15 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from three-point range and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
- Agler also dished out four assists.

ABOUT THE 2015-16 SEASON...
- Quiera Lampkins was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year.
- Kiyanna Black was named to the All-MAC First Team, Lampkins to the All-MAC Second Team and the MAC All-Defensive Team, and Jasmine Weatherspoon was named to the All-Defensive Team.
- Back-to-back regular season titles is the first time in program history.
- Quiera Lampkins scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 30, 2016 at Ball State, becoming the 15th member of the 1,000-point club.

RETURNING BOBCATS
- Ohio returns eight players from last season and three starters.
- Senior guard Quiera Lampkins. Last season, played and started 33 games. She was named MAC East Player of the week twice, first on Dec. 7, 2015 then again on Dec. 28, 2015. Lampkins averaged 14 points a game, averaged over three assists a game and averaged five rebounds a game. She was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year and was Second Team All-MAC.
- Also returning is senior Yamonie Jenkins. She played in 33 games last season and recorded career-high 18 points against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015. She made career-high five FG against Toledo on Feb.13, 2016 and recorded career-high eight FT against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015. Jenkins averaged three assists a game.
- Also returning for the starters is senior forward Jasmine Weatherspoon. In 2015-16 Weatherspoon played and started in 32 games this season. She recorded career-high 14 points twice last season, Jan. 20, 2016 against Kent and March 2, 2016 against BGSU. She also recorded career-high 13 rebounds against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015 and recorded career-high eight blocks against EMU on Jan. 13, 2016. She made career-high seven FG against Kent State on Jan. 20, 2016 and made career-high five FT against Indiana on Nov. 27, 2015. Weatherspoon recorded her first career double-double on Nov. 20, 2015 against FGCU when she scored 11 points and grabbed 13 boards. She made career-high three-pointers when she made three against Indiana and BGSU and set program record with 8 blocks against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 13, 2016. She averaged over six rebounds a game.
- Also returning for the Bobcats is senior forwards Hannah Boesinger and Tmisht Stinson, redshirt sophomore Kelly Karlis, sophomores Kendall Jessing, Olivia Bower and Dominique Doseck and redshirt freshmen Hannah Thome and Katie Barker.

NEWCOMERS
- The Bobcats welcome two newcomers to the 2016-17 squad.
- Amani Burke Lettered all four years at Columbus Eastmoor Academy under head coach Charity Martin….at 5’ 9” she averaged 14.9 points per game during her senior year…. Burke reached 1,000 points and became the all-time leading scorer at Eastmoor Academy in 2016… In 24 games, she shot 55% from the field and averaged 3.5 steals per game in her junior year… She was named the Division II Central District Player of the Year and Associated Press Division II co-player of the year in 2016 by the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association…She was awarded as a Super 7 Standout after her performance at the Classic in the Country in Berlin, Ohio…The team captain was a Top 64 selection, First Team AP Division II, First Team Division II Central District, Second Team All Classic winner and Second Team All-District Selection.
- Meche’la Cobb averaged 19.9 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in her senior season under coach Jeff Blunt… She led New Albany to a 14-11 overall record and to the cusp of the program’s first Division I district championship…Cobb lost her junior season to a torn left ACL…In her sophomore season, she averaged 19 points per game, nine rebounds, and three blocks in 24 games... She has lettered three times in basketball and has lettered once in cross-country…She was named to the 2015-16 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio girls basketball First Team, based on the recommendations of a media panel…Cobb was also a This Week Super 12 captain in 2016 and was Special Mention OCC her freshman year and First Team All-OCC her sophomore year…She was runner-up Player of the Year in her conference her sophomore year.

2015-16 MILESTONES
- On Nov. 28, 2015, the Bobcats defeated Indiana, giving them their first win over a Big Ten team since 1994.
- On Dec. 19, 2015 against East Carolina, Ohio defeated the Pirates for the first time since 2001.
- On Dec. 29, 2015, the Bobcats defeated Middle Tennessee State for the first time in program history.
- Ohio started 9-0 in conference play for the first time in program history.
- The Bobcats hit 17 three-pointers, setting the record for threes made in a MAC game on Jan. 20 at Kent State.
- On Jan. 27, 2016 against Akron, the Bobcats set a program record for blocked shots in a game with 14.
- On Feb. 17, 2016 against Miami, the Bobcats set a new program record for steals in a single season.
- Against Akron on Feb. 20, 2016, the Bobcats scored 100 points. That registered the first time since 1991 that Ohio has scored at least 100 points in a MAC game.
- On March 2, 2016, Ohio clinched the MAC Regular Season title for the second-straight year, that is the first time in program history.
- Ohio now has four MAC Regular Season Titles.
- Ohio has back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in program history.
- Ohio won its first postseason tournament game in program history.
- Ohio defeated its first current ACC team when it defeated Virginia Tech on March 20, 2016.

BOBCATS ON TV
- Three Ohio women’s basketball games will be broadcast nationally.
- Ohio will have one game on BCSN/TWCSC on Jan. 4, 2017 against Buffalo at 7 p.m.
- The Bobcats’ two games on ASN/ESPN 3 will begin Jan. 18, 2017 when the Bobcats play at Toledo at 7 p.m. The final game on ASN will be on Feb. 1, 2017 when Ohio takes on Central Michigan in Mt Pleasant, Mich. at 6 p.m.

THE BOLDON FILE
- Head coach Bob Boldon enters his fourth season as Ohio’s head coach.
- Boldon and the Bobcats had their third 26-win season in program history in 2015-16. Boldon led the `Cats to back-to-back Mid-American Conference Regular season titles in 2015-16/2014-15.
- The team had its fourth postseason appearance in program history and its first appearance in the WNIT where it finished in the third round.
- The team as a whole saw a 20-win improvement from Boldon’s first season, finishing with a record of 26-7.
- Boldon finished the season with 62 total wins at Ohio.

MARWAN’S RETURN
- Marwan Miller is beginning his first year as an assistant coach on head coach Bob Boldon’s staff.
- Miller served as an assistant coach at Saint Francis (Pa.) last season as an offensive coordinator. The team averaged 74.5 points per game in a fast paced system, which produced the 2016 NEC Freshman of the Year. Miller recruited in the state of Ohio and helped recruit two of Saint Francis’ current players.
- During the 2015 season at Ohio, Miller filled in as an assistant coach to the women’s basketball team during an assistant coach’s maternity leave. He was on the floor coaching as well as recruiting and scouting during the team’s 2014-15 Mid-American Conference Regular Season and MAC Tournament championships.
- Prior to his year at Saint Francis (Pa.), Miller served as a Director of Operations at Ohio from 2013-15. At that time he was responsible for all logistics of travel and lodging, while also planning and organizing camps.

NEW FACES FOR 2017-18
- The Ohio Bobcats have added six new faces to the squad during the early signing period, head coach Bob Boldon announced Nov. 10.
- Kaylee Bambule (Plainfield, Ill.), Gabby Burris (Baltimore, Ohio), De’Jae Denham (Columbus, Ohio), Cece Hooks (Dayton,Ohio), Erica Johnson (Mansfield, Ohio) and Alexis Stover (Solon, Ohio) will join the team for the 2017-18 season.

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will hit the road on Wednesday, Nov. 30 to take on Middle Tennessee State. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m.

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